As it often happens during the live sketch show, a hilarious political ad was cut for time from this week’s “Saturday Night Live.” The chuckle-worthy clip was luckily uploaded online and features show star Taran Killem doing a pretty decent Paul Ryan impression as he promises again and again that he is not going to accept a Republican nomination.

The advertisement isn’t far off from the language used by Ryan recently as he promises that he doesn’t want and won’t accept a nomination, despite the fact that he once said the same thing about being Speaker of the House.

I already have a job to do. And that is to be the best Speaker of the House I can be — a job I swore I would never, ever take. And then I did. But, c’mon, that was like six months ago. I would never do something like that now.”

The ad even has his children innocently remind the Speaker that some of the most important presidents were created from a contested convention. Nevertheless, Ryan says, it’s not for me.


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at